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North West College's North Battleford and Meadow Lake campuses will be business as usual, as the college starts their search for its new president and CEO.
North West College's North Battleford and Meadow Lake campuses will be business as usual, as the college starts their search for its new president and CEO. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

New North West College president and CEO search begins

By Greg Higgins
December 3, 2017 - 12:28pm

North West College is beginning a Canada wide search for its new president and CEO after Tavia Laliberte formally announced her resignation effective in February.

Environment Canada is warning people to drive and walk with caution tonight and into tomorrow as warm weather today mixed with freezing temperatures tonight will melt snow and could cause a flash freeze on roads and walkways.
Environment Canada is warning people to drive and walk with caution tonight and into tomorrow as warm weather today mixed with freezing temperatures tonight will melt snow and could cause a flash freeze on roads and walkways. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Plus temperatures to cause hazardous driving conditions

By Greg Higgins
November 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Relief from the unseasonably cold weather this month is coming today in the form of temperatures up to 5 C, but according to Environment Canada, the nice weather comes with its own set of hazards.

With cannabis consumption and growing set to be legalized next year, the SKLA is advising landlords in the province to prohibit all smoking on their properties.
With cannabis consumption and growing set to be legalized next year, the SKLA is advising landlords in the province to prohibit all smoking on their properties. The Canadian Press

Landlord group advocates for no pot smoking or growing for renters

By Greg Higgins
November 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

A provincial landlord association is recommending owners of rental units not allow their tenants to smoke marijuana on balconies, or be alowed to grow marijuana in a building they occupy.

Dr. Mandiangu Nsungu advises children along with pregnant women and adults who work with infants, to make sure they are up to date with their immunizations in order to prevent a whooping cough outbreak like the one in Moose Jaw.
Dr. Mandiangu Nsungu advises children along with pregnant women and adults who work with infants, to make sure they are up to date with their immunizations in order to prevent a whooping cough outbreak like the one in Moose Jaw. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Vaccinations key to preventing whooping cough outbreak: health region

By Greg Higgins
September 27, 2017 - 12:02pm

The current whooping cough outbreak in Moose Jaw is reminiscent of the one in Meadow Lake two years ago, but another epidemic can be avoided in the health region by keeping up with vaccinations, according to one doctor.

Emergency Contraception or "the morning after pill" can be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex in order to terminate a potential pregnancy. Saskatchewan requires the woman purchasing it go through a screening process and is the last province to require such a process.
Emergency Contraception or "the morning after pill" can be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex in order to terminate a potential pregnancy. Saskatchewan requires the woman purchasing it go through a screening process and is the last province to require such a process. Greg Higgins/BattlefordsNOW

Saskatchewan’s stance on emergency contraceptive comes under fire

By Greg Higgins
May 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

A Saskatchewan-only screening process for the morning after pill is being called a violation of privacy and is now putting the province's emergency contraceptive requirements into question.

Jeremy Harrison is the Minister of the Economy for Saskatchewan and worked on the budget directly. He is defending the cuts which were made because the province had an obligation to balance the $1.2 billion deficit.
Jeremy Harrison is the Minister of the Economy for Saskatchewan and worked on the budget directly. He is defending the cuts which were made because the province had an obligation to balance the $1.2 billion deficit. file photo/meadowlakeNOW Staff

MLA who worked on provincial budget defends cuts

By Greg Higgins
March 27, 2017 - 2:17pm

A Meadow Lake MLA and Minister of the Economy who put hundreds of hours into the creation of the provincial budget says cuts were justified.

Meadow Lake Mayor Gary Vidal is confident the city won't see significant setbacks due to cuts in the provincial budget.
Meadow Lake Mayor Gary Vidal is confident the city won't see significant setbacks due to cuts in the provincial budget. file photo/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Impact of new budget won’t be 'terribly significant' to M.L.: Mayor

By Greg Higgins
March 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

While most cities around the province scramble to figure out how to adjust their budgets after cuts in the new provincial budget, the mayor of Meadow Lake doesn’t think it will have the same impact on his community.

The aftermath of the accident, which sparked Russell Pelley to reach out to meadowlakeNOW about a stretch he refers to as "booze cruise" road.
The aftermath of the accident, which sparked Russell Pelley to reach out to meadowlakeNOW about a stretch he refers to as "booze cruise" road. submitted/Russell Pelley

Citizen concerned with safety near “booze cruise" road

By Greg Higgins
March 22, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

A Meadow Lake resident is frustrated with a road near his home, where he says he often sees intoxicated people driving well beyond the posted speed limit. After an accident Sunday morning, where a truck struck a poll at the intersection of Larocque Dr.

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